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Curtis Partch recalled after Logan Ondrusek goes on DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Reds placed reliever Logan Ondrusek on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder Tuesday. Reliever Curtis Partch was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to take his roster spot.

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Blue Jays to DFA Brad Mills
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays will designate pitcher Brad Mills for assignment Tuesday, to clear a space on the roster.

Mills was claimed on waivers from the Athletics last week, and allowed eight runs on seven hits in two innings in his lone appearance. He has a 7.85 ERA in 18 1/3 innings overall. 

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Erik Kratz sent back to Triple-A
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays optioned catcher Erik Kratz to Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday, less than two weeks after he was recalled.

Kratz appeared in four games in his most recent stint, but had just one hit in 13 at-bats. He is hitting just .198 overall for the season.  

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Jason Marquis on Triple-A DL due to oblique injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Phillies starting pitcher Jason Marquis was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Lehigh Valley due to a strained right oblique. Marquis, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, has a July 31 opt-out clause in his contract.

Marquis is 1-0 with a 2.22 ERA in four starts since joining the Lehigh Valley rotation. He has 21 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings.

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Report: Mariners pursuing Starling Marte in trade talks
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Mariners have been pursuing Pirates outfielder Starling Marte in trade talks, according to the Beaver County Times. However, it is unclear if the Pirates will trade the left fielder after signing him to a five-year, $31-million contract in spring training.

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Mariners top prospect Alex Jackson suffers facial fracture
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Mariners outfielder prospect Alex Jackson had to leave his Arizona Rookie League game Monday, after he was hit in the face by a line drive.

Jackson, the team's top pick in this year's draft, had to be taken to a local hospital for X-rays, and Director of Minor League Operations Chris Gwynn told the Seattle Times Tuesday Jackson suffered a small fracture below his eye. At this point, there is no timetable for Jackson's return to action.

"He's doing okay," Gwynn said. "It's supposed to be not really too bad. When you think about it, he could have got hit in the eye or other different places that could have been worse. We're having him see our specialist and we'll see where it goes. Right now, we don't think it's that bad. He's going to rest for a while and see some doctors."

Jackson, the No. 6 overall pick in this year's amateur draft, was hitting .289/.333/.500 in the first 20 games of his career. 

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Report: Blue Jays among teams interested in Alex Rios
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays have expressed interest in outfielder Alex Rios, according to a report from CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Blue Jays are dealing with injuries to the starting lineup, and could have interest in re-acquiring Rios, who spent parts of six seasons with the Blue Jays earlier in his career. He is hitting .302/.330/.435 in 96 games for the Rangers this season, with four home runs and 42 RBI.

The Royals and Mariners have also expressed interest in Rios, who has a team option worth $13.5 million for next season. 

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Report: Yankees looking in on John Danks
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

White Sox pitcher John Danks is drawing interest on the trading block, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, but that doesn't mean a deal is imminent.

According to Heyman's report, the Yankees are among the teams who have checked in on Danks. Talks are reportedly in the early stages, but the Yankees are interest in adding the left-hander, after having lost four starters due to injury.

Danks has a no-trade clause in his contract, though it is not clear if the Yankees are on that list. Danks has two years and $28.5 million remaining on his contract after this season, and has a 4.35 ERA In 124 innings.

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Gerardo Parra hits rare homer in losing effort
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra went deep for the first time in two months Monday, in a 4-3 loss to the Tigers.

Parra, whose last homer came May 21, went deep in the sixth inning to tie the game. Unfortunately, that was his lone contribution to the effort, as he finished 1 for 4 with two strikeouts in the loss.

Parra has six home runs in 382 at-bats, and is hitting .251/.298/.356 overall. 

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Billy Hamilton homers in loss
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Reds infielder Billy Hamilton flashed some rare power Monday, albeit in a 5-2 loss to the Brewers.

Hamilton got the Reds on the scoreboard for the first time in the sixth inning, with a solo home run. He finished the game 2 for 4 overall with one run scored and one driven in.

Hamilton has six home runs in 94 games, and is hitting .281/.314/.424 in 349 at-bats.

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